Saint Patrick’s Indian Mission, Anadarko, Oklahoma
Graduate – High School
Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Associates Degree – Police Science
United States Marine Corps 1962 – 1965
Served in Vietnam, Air Rescue and Da Nang Air Base Security
Midwest City Police Department 1965 – 1972
Patrol Division, Investigative Division
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation 1972 – 2017
Agent I, Forensic Artist, Assistant Director and Interim Director: Narcotics; Criminal Investigations; Administration; and Criminal Records and Information Divisions
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy – 1981
Southwestern School of Polygraph, Houston, Texas
U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection
Kobetz’s Dignitary Protection
U.S. Secret Service Questioned Document School
Federal Task Force
Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
HIGH PROFILE INVESTIGATIONS
Sirloin Stockade Murders – Roger Dale Stafford, Verna Stafford & Harold Stafford case
Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders – Gene Leroy Hart case
Green River Killer – Gary Ridgeway, serial murderer
BTK (Bind, Torture and Kill) Killer – Dennis Rader, serial murderer
I-5 (Interstate 5) Killer – Randall Woodfield, serial murderer
Bobby Joe Long – serial murderer
Oklahoma State Fair Abducted Girls – Roy Russell Long case
Ted Bundy – serial murderer
Joe Fischer – serial murderer
World Trade Center 1993 Bombings – investigation
Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building – investigation
Randolph Dial – fugitive
Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole – serial murderers
Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot – murder case
Roger Wheeler Murder – Winter Hill Gang case – James J. “Whitey” Bulger, Stephen Flemmi and Johnny Martorano
Osama Bin Laden – terrorist (photo alteration)
Tommy Lynn Sells – serial murderer
Donald Eugene Webb – FBI Top Ten Fugitive list
The Weather Underground Organization
BOARDS, ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS – PAST AND PRESENT
Oklahoma Hall of Fame – Inductee 2021
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame – Inductee 2019
Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador – Inductee 2017
Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame – Inductee 2012
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Hall of Fame – Inductee 2012
Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame – Board Member
Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board – Chairperson
Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma – Board Member
Westerners International – Executive Board
Indian Territory Posse of Oklahoma Westerners – Sheriff
Red Earth – Board Member
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Judicial Commission
Red Earth Festival’s “2005 Honored One”
Oklahoma Creativity Project – Board Member
Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) – Chairman
Oklahoma Arts Council – Board Member
USMC 3rd Recon Association
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal College Board of Education – Board of Regents
Oklahoma Native American Law Enforcement Association – President
District Attorney’s Council
OSBI Retired Agents Association – Secretary/Treasurer
Oklahoma Sheriff and Peace Officer’s Association
Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association
Oklahoma Indian Commission – Coordinator
Oklahoma Historical Society – Native American Advisory Board
Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU)
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
Cheyenne Cultural Center – Cheyenne Justice Committee
Seminole Junior College – Law Enforcement Advisory Board
Oklahoma Women In Law Enforcement – Honorary Lifetime Member
Native American Cultural & Education Authority – Advisory Committee
Wilkerson, Michael & Wilkerson Dick. Someone Cry for the Children: The unsolved Girl Scout murders of Oklahoma and the case of Gene Leroy Hart. New York/Dial, 1981. Intimate account of the criminal investigation and prosecution of Gene Leroy Hart.
Viola, Herman J. Warrior Spirit: The Story of Native American Heroism and Patriotism. University of Oklahoma Press, 2022. Introduces readers to unsung heroes, from the first Native guides and soldiers during the Revolutionary War to those servicemen and -women who ventured to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Taylor, Karen T. Forensic Art and Illustration. Boca Raton/CRC Press, 2000. A comprehensive guide in the realm of police art and an expansive and practical guide to the various aspects of the field.
Stover, Emma Jean. Sirloin Stockade Slaughter: Murder on the Run. Eloquent Books, 2010. Detailed account of the murders of the Lorenz family and six Sirloin Stockade employees in Oklahoma in 1978.
Smith, Carlton & Guillen Thomas. The Search for the Green River Killer. New York/Penguin, 1991. Seattle, Washington, serial murder case involving the deaths of 49 women.
Rosoff, Nancy B. & Zeller, Susan Kennedy. Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains. University of Washington Press, 2010. History and significance of this remarkable architectural form from the 1830s to the present.
Rabakukk, Gayleen. Art of the Oklahoma Judicial Center. Supreme Court of Oklahoma, 2014. Details the Native American art that is contained in the building that houses the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Photography by Neil Chapman.
NMAI. Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Smithsonian Books, 2020. Commemorates the 2020 opening of the National Native American Veterans Memorial at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the first landmark in Washington, DC, to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of Native veterans.
Mitchell, Kirk. Dance of the Thunder Dogs. New York/Berkley Hardcover, 2004. Mitchell’s fifth mystery featuring Comanche federal investigator Emmett Quanah Parker. The badly injured Parker has returned home to Oklahoma and becomes involved in the murder mystery of an old friend.
Mayer, Robert. The Dreams of Ada: A true story of murder, obsession, and a small town. New York/Viking, 1991. The disappearance and murder of a young woman in Ada, Oklahoma. Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot were convicted and sentenced to death.
Paulides, Dave & Pratt, Harvey (Illustrator). The Hoopa Project: Bigfoot Encounters in California. Hancock House Publishers, 2008. Collaborative work brings together professional investigative abilities and forensic artistry to the field of Bigfoot studies.
Paulides, Dave & Pratt, Harvey (Illustrator). Tribal Bigfoot. Hancock House Publishers, 2009. Further research into Middle America Bigfoot sightings indicates a strong connection between Bigfoot and Native Americans, and witness descriptions show a strong human likeness.
Lester, Patrick. The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters. Tulsa/SIR, 1995. Reference book listing those Native American artists who use, or have used paint as their medium. Lists artists from 1800 to the present.
Kessel, Jo Ann. Piavinnia: The Bent-Guerrier Connection. Oklahoma City/Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2014. Ann Guerrier Pratt Shadlow was born in the tepee of her grandmother Julia Bent Guerrier, daughter of Cheyenne Owl Woman and William Bent of Bent’s Fort in southern Colorado. Her grandfather, Edmund Guerrier, was a famous scout interpreter and rancher who founded the town of Geary, Oklahoma. He also was the son of William Guerrier, trapper and trader at Bent’s Fort and Post Sutler at Fort Laramie, and his wife Tah-tah-tois-neh.
Frates, Kent. Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases. Oklahoma City/The Roadrunner Press, 2014. Recounting six cases that helped shape the history of Oklahoma.
Fanning, Diane. Through the Window. St. Martin’s Press, 2003. Account of an investigation into the crime spree of serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells.
English, Billie & Calhoun, Sharon. Oklahoma Heritage. Oklahoma City/Holt, Calhoun, Clark & Quaid, 1989. Oklahoma history textbook with overview of Oklahoma from earliest times to present day.
Dwyer, John J. The Oklahomans, Volume Two: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People: Statehood – 2020s. Red River Press, 2021. History of Oklahoma from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.
Cordry, Dee. Children of White Thunder, Legacy of a Cheyenne Family 1830-2020. Harry D. Cordry Jr., 2022. Biography of one extended Cheyenne family, the descendants of White Thunder, a Cheyenne holy man who was Keeper of the Sacred Medicine Arrows.
Calhoun, Sharon & English, Billie. Oklahoma Adventure. Oklahoma City/ACP, 2001. Oklahoma history textbook with overview from the earliest Oklahomans to the end of the millennium.
Burke, Bob. Courage Counts: The life of Larry Derryberry. Oklahoma City/Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2003. Life story of Oklahoma State Representative and Oklahoma Attorney General, Larry Derryberry.